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practicability |ˌpræktɪkəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being usable

practicable |ˈpræktɪkəbl| — usable for a specific purpose

practical |ˈpræktɪkl| — guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

practicalities |ˌpræktɪˈkælɪtɪz| — plural form of practicality

practicality |ˌpræktɪˈkælətɪ| — concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

practically |ˈpræktɪklɪ| — almost; nearly

practice |ˈpræktɪs| — a customary way of operation or behavior

practiced |ˈprækˌtɪst| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

practician |prækˈtɪʃən| — someone who practices a learned profession

practicing |ˈprækˌtɪsɪŋ| — Present participle of practice.

practicum |ˈpraktəkəm| — (US) A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.

practise |ˈpræktɪs| — engage in a rehearsal (of)

practised |ˈpræktɪst| — skillful after much practice

practitioner |prækˈtɪʃənər| — someone who practices a learned profession

praedial  — Of or pertaining to land or its products.

praepostor |priːˈpɑːstər| — (UK) a prefect in some public schools

praesidium |prɪˈsɪdɪəm| — a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

praetor |ˈpriːtər| — an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

praetorian |prɪˈtɔːrɪən| — a member of the Praetorian Guard

pragmatic |præɡˈmætɪk| — an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land

pragmatical |præɡˈmætɪkəl| — concerned with practical matters

pragmatically |præɡˈmætɪkəlɪ| — in a realistic manner

pragmatism |ˈpræɡmətɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value

pragmatist |ˈpræɡməˌtɪst| — an adherent of philosophical pragmatism

prairie |ˈprerɪ| — a treeless grassy plain

prairie-chicken |ˈpreərɪˈtʃɪkɪn| — Either of two species of flightless bird of the genus Tympanuchus, native to the prairies of North America, the greater and lesser prairie chickens

prairie-dog |ˈpreərɪˈdɒɡ| — A small, stout-bodied burrowing rodent with shallow cheek pouches, native to North America and Central America.

prairie-schooner |ˈpreərɪˈskuːnə| — A horse-drawn wagon used to transport people and goods in the American west of the 18th and 19th centuries.

praise |preɪz| — an expression of approval and commendation

praiseworthy |ˈpreɪzwɜːrðɪ| — worthy of high praise

praising |ˈpreɪzɪŋ| — full of or giving praise

Prakrit |ˈprɑːkrɪt| — any of the modern Indic languages

praline |ˈprɑːliːn| — cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans

pram |præm| — a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

prance |præns| — a proud stiff pompous gait

prancing |ˈprænsɪŋ| — Present participle of prance.

prandial |ˈprændiːəl| — of or relating to a meal

prang |præŋ| — a crash involving a car or plane

prank |præŋk| — acting like a clown or buffoon

prankish |ˈpræŋkɪʃ| — naughtily or annoyingly playful

prankster |ˈpræŋkstər| — someone who plays practical jokes on others

praps |præps| — (informal) Contraction of perhaps.

prase |preɪz| — (mineralogy) A variety of cryptocrystalline of a leek-green colour.

praseodymium |ˌpreɪzɪəʊˈdɪmɪəm| — a soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; can be recovered from bastnasite or monazite by an ion-exchange process

prat |præt| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

prate |preɪt| — idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

prater |ˈpreɪtər| — an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

pratfall |ˈprætfɔːl| — a fall onto your buttocks

pratie |ˈpreɪtɪ| — Alternative form of praty.

pratincole |ˈprætɪŋkəʊl| — Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers

pratique |præˈtiːk| — Permission to use a port given to a ship after compliance with a quarantine or on conviction that she is free of contagious disease.

prattle |ˈprætl| — idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

prattler |ˈprætlər| — someone who speaks in a childish way

prawn |prɔːn| — any of various edible decapod crustaceans

praxis |ˈpræksɪs| — translating an idea into action

pray |preɪ| — address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer

prayer |prer| — the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

prayer-book |ˈpreə bʊk| — A book containing religious prayers

prayerful |ˈprerfəl| — disposed to pray or appearing to pray

prayers |ˈprerz| — plural form of prayer

praying |ˈpreɪɪŋ| — Of or pertaining to prayer.

pre-arrange |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒ| — To arrange in advance.

pre-arranged |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of pre-arrange

pre-Christian |ˈpriːˈkrɪstjən| — of or relating to or being the time before the beginning of the Christian era

pre-Columbian |ˌpriː kəˈlʌmbɪən| — of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus

pre-eminence |priː ˈemɪnəns| — Alternative spelling of preeminence.

pre-eminent |ˌpriː ˈemɪnənt| — Alternative spelling of preeminent.

pre-empt |prɪˈempt| — a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

pre-emption |prɪˈempʃn| — the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject

pre-emptive |prɪˈemptɪv| — designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

pre-exist |ˌpriː ɪɡˈzɪst| — Alternative spelling of preexist.

pre-existing |ˌpriː ɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ| — existing previously or before something

pre-industrial |priːɪnˈdʌstrɪəl| — Alternative spelling of preindustrial.

pre-production |ˌpriːprəˈdʌkʃən| — (cinematography) The process of preparing the elements involved in a motion picture, theatrical play, or other performance.

Pre-Raphaelite |ˌpriː ˈræfəlaɪt| — a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals

preach |priːtʃ| — deliver a sermon

preacher |ˈpriːtʃər| — someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel

preaching |ˈpriːtʃɪŋ| — an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

preachment |ˈpriːtʃmənt| — a sermon on a moral or religious topic

preachy |ˈpriːtʃɪ| — inclined to or marked by tedious moralization

preamble |prɪˈæmbl| — a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)

prearrange |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒ| — arrange beforehand

prearranged |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of prearrange

preassigned  — Of something that has been assigned or allotted in advance.

prebend |ˈprebənd| — the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon

prebendary |ˈprebəndrɪ| — a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church

precapitalist |ˈpriːˈkæpɪtəlɪst| — Pertaining to precapitalism, a time before capitalism.

precarious |prɪˈkerərɪəs| — affording no ease or reassurance

precariously |prɪˈkerɪəslɪ| — in a precarious manner

precariousness |prɪˈkeərɪəsnɪs| — extreme dangerousness

precast |ˌpriːˈkæst| — of structural members especially of concrete; cast into form before being transported to the site of installation

precative  — expressing entreaty or supplication

precatory |ˈprekətəriː| — expressing entreaty or supplication

precaution |prɪˈkɔːʃn| — a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

precautionary |prɪˈkɔːʃənerɪ| — taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure

precede |prɪˈsiːd| — be earlier in time; go back further

precedence |ˈpresɪdəns| — status established in order of importance or urgency

precedency  — status established in order of importance or urgency

precedent |ˈpresɪdənt| — an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

preceding |prɪˈsiːdɪŋ| — of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

precentor |prəˈsen(t)ər| — the musical director of a choir

precept |ˈpriːsept| — rule of personal conduct

preceptive |prɪˈseptɪv| — (law) Of, pertaining to, or based on precepts

preceptor |prɪˈseptər| — teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

preceptorial |ˌpriːsepˈtɔːriːəl| — Of or pertaining to a preceptor.

preceptress |prɪˈseptrɪs| — 1889, Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn:

precession |prɪˈseʃən| — the motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone

precinct |ˈpriːsɪŋkt| — a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes

precincts |ˈpriːˌsɪŋkts| — plural form of precinct

preciosity |ˌpreʃɪˈɑːsɪtɪ| — the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined

precious |ˈpreʃəs| — extremely

precipice |ˈpresəpɪs| — a very steep cliff

precipitance |prɪˈsɪpɪtəns| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

precipitancy |prɪˈsɪpɪtənsiː| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

precipitant |prɪˈsɪpɪtnt| — an agent that causes a precipitate to form

precipitate |prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt| — a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering

precipitation |prɪˌsɪpɪˈteɪʃn| — the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time

precipitous |prɪˈsɪpɪtəs| — done with very great haste and without due deliberation

precipitously |ˌprɪˈsɪpətəslɪ| — very suddenly and to a great degree

precipitousness  — the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

precis |preɪˈsiː| — a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

precise |prɪˈsaɪs| — (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct

precisely |prɪˈsaɪslɪ| — indicating exactness or preciseness

preciseness |prɪˈsaɪsnəs| — clarity as a consequence of precision

precisian |prɪˈsɪʒɪən| — A religious purist; a Puritan.

precisianism |prɪˈsɪʒənɪzm| — The quality or state of being a precisian; the practices of a precisian.

precision |prɪˈsɪʒn| — the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance

preclude |prɪˈkluːd| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible

preclusion |prɪˈkluːʒən| — the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

preclusive  — made impossible

precocious |prɪˈkəʊʃəs| — appearing or developing early

precociousness |prɪˈkəʊʃəsnəs| — intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules

precocity |prɪˈkɒsɪtɪ| — intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules

precolonial |priːkəˈləʊnɪəl| — Of or pertaining to a historical period before colonisation.

preconceive |ˌprɪkənˈsiːv| — conceive beforehand

preconceived |ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd| — (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice

preconception |ˌpriːkənˈsepʃn| — an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

precondition |ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn| — an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

preconize |ˈpriːkənaɪz| — To proclaim in public; especially (of the Pope) to announce the appointment of a bishop

precontract |ˌpriːkənˈtrækt| — (law) A contract preceding another, especially a contract of marriage which, according to the ancient law, rendered void a subsequent marriage solemnized in violation of it.

precursive  — Preceding; introductory; precursory.

precursor |priːˈkɜːrsər| — a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

precursory |ˌpriːˈkɜːsərɪ| — warning of future misfortune

predaceous |prɪˈdeɪʃəs| — hunting and killing other animals for food

predacious |priːˈdeɪʃəs| — hunting and killing other animals for food

predate |prɪˈdeɪt| — be earlier in time; go back further

predation |prɪˈdeɪʃn| — an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

predator |ˈpredətər| — someone who attacks in search of booty

predatory |ˈpredətɔːrɪ| — characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

predawn |prɪˈdɒn| — Period before the rising of the sun.

predecease |ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs| — die before; die earlier than

predeceased |ˌpriːdɪˈsiːst| — simple past tense and past participle of predecease

predecessor |ˈpredəsesər| — one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

predefined |ˌpriːdɪˈfaɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of predefine

predestinate |ˌpriːˈdestɪneɪt| — foreordain by divine will or decree

predestination |ˌpriːdestɪˈneɪʃn| — previous determination as if by destiny or fate

predestine |ˌprɪˈdestən| — decree or determine beforehand

predestined |ˌprɪˈdestənd| — established or prearranged unalterably

predetermination |ˌpriːdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən| — (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

predetermine |ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːrmɪn| — determine beforehand

predetermined |ˌprɪdɪˈtɜːmənd| — set in advance

predial |ˈpriːdiːəl| — Alternative form of praedial.

predicable |ˈpredəkəb(ə)l| — Capable of being predicated or affirmed of something; affirmable; attributable.

predicament |prɪˈdɪkəmənt| — a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

predicant |ˈpredəkənt| — Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming.

predicate |ˈpredɪkət| — (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula

predication |ˌpredɪˈkeɪʃən| — (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument

predicative |ˈpredɪkeɪtɪv| — of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence

predicatory  — affirmative; positive

predict |prɪˈdɪkt| — make a prediction about; tell in advance

predictability |prəˌdɪktəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being predictable

predictable |prɪˈdɪktəbl| — capable of being foretold

predictably |prəˈdɪktəblɪ| — in a predictable manner or to a predictable degree

predicted |prəˈdɪktəd| — That which has been foretold.

prediction |prɪˈdɪkʃn| — the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

predictive |prɪˈdɪktɪv| — of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

predictor |prəˈdɪktər| — someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

predilection |ˌpredlˈekʃn| — a predisposition in favor of something

predispose |ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz| — make susceptible

predisposition |ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn| — susceptibility to a pathogen

predominance |prɪˈdɑːmɪnəns| — the state of being predominant over others

predominant |prɪˈdɑːmɪnənt| — most frequent or common

predominantly |prɪˈdɑːmɪnəntlɪ| — much greater in number or influence

predominate |prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪt| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

predomination |prəˌdɑməˈneɪʃ(ə)n| — the state of being predominant over others

preeminence |prɪˈemənəns| — high status importance owing to marked superiority

preeminent |prɪˈemənənt| — greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

preempt |ˈpriːˌempt| — a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

preemption |ˌprɪˈempʃən| — the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject

preen |priːn| — clean with one's bill

preexist |ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪst| — exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time

prefab |ˈpriːfæb| — a prefabricated structure

prefabricate |prɪˈfæbrɪˌket| — to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings

prefabricated |prɪˈfæbrɪˌkeɪtɪd| — manufactured in advance, usually to a standard format, and then assembled on site

preface |ˈprefəs| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

prefaced |ˈprefəst| — simple past tense and past participle of preface

prefatory |ˈprefətɔːrɪ| — serving as an introduction or preface

prefect |ˈpriːfekt| — a chief officer or chief magistrate

prefecture |ˈpriːfektʃər| — the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)

prefer |prɪˈfɜːr| — like better; value more highly

preferable |ˈprefrəbl| — more desirable than another

preferably |ˈprefrəblɪ| — more readily or willingly

preference |ˈprefrəns| — a strong liking

preferential |ˌprefəˈrenʃl| — manifesting partiality

preferentially |ˌprefəˈrentʃəlɪ| — in a preferential manner

preferment |prɪˈfɜːrmənt| — the act of preferring

preferred |prəˈfɜːd| — more desirable than another

prefiguration  — an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come

prefigure |ˌpriːˈfɪɡjər| — imagine or consider beforehand

prefix |ˈpriːfɪks| — an affix that is added in front of the word

preform |priːˈfɔːrm| — form into a shape resembling the final, desired one

pregnable |ˈpreɡnəbəl| — vulnerable to attack

pregnancy |ˈpreɡnənsɪ| — the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

pregnant |ˈpreɡnənt| — rich in significance or implication

preheat |ˌpriːˈhiːt| — heat beforehand

preheater  — An engineering device that preheats a material prior to some other process.

preheating |ˌpriːˈhiːtɪŋ| — Present participle of preheat.

prehensile |prɪˈhensl| — having a keen intellect

prehension |priːˈhenʃən| — the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

prehistoric |ˌpriːhɪˈstɔːrɪk| — belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

prehistorical |ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪkəl| — belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

prehistory |ˌpriːˈhɪstrɪ| — the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

prejudge |ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒ| — judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence

prejudgement |ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒmənt| — a judgment reached before the evidence is available

prejudgment |prɪˈdʒədʒmənt| — a judgment reached before the evidence is available

prejudice |ˈpredʒʊdɪs| — a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

prejudiced |ˈpredʒədɪst| — emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices

prejudicial |ˌpredʒʊˈdɪʃl| — (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

prelacy |ˈpreləsɪ| — prelates collectively

prelate |ˈprelət| — a senior clergyman and dignitary

prelect |prɪˈlekt| — To discourse publicly; to lecture.

prelection |priːˈlekʃən| — A public lecture or reading, especially delivered at a college or university.

prelector |priːˈlektə| — A reader of lectures or discourses; a lecturer.

prelim |prəˈlɪm| — a minor match preceding the main event

preliminaries |prəˈlɪməˌnerɪz| — plural form of preliminary

preliminary |prɪˈlɪmɪnerɪ| — a minor match preceding the main event

prelude |ˈpreljuːd| — something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

prelusive |prɪˈluːsɪv| — Acting as a prelude; preliminary.

premarital |ˌpriːˈmærɪtl| — relating to events before a marriage

premature |ˌpriːməˈtʃʊr| — too soon or too hasty

prematurely |ˌpriːməˈtʃʊrlɪ| — (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation

prematureness  — the state of being premature

prematurity |ˌpreməˈtjʊərɪtɪ| — the state of being premature

premeditate |prɪˈmedəˌtet| — consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand

premeditated |prɪˈmedɪˌteɪtɪd| — characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning

premeditation |ˌpriːˌmedɪˈteɪʃn| — planning or plotting in advance of acting

premier |prɪˈmɪr| — the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom

premiere |prɪˈmɪr| — the first public performance of a play or movie

premise |ˈpremɪs| — a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

premises |ˈpremɪsɪz| — land and the buildings on it

premiss |ˈpremɪs| — a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

premium |ˈpriːmɪəm| — payment for insurance

premonition |ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn| — a feeling of evil to come

premonitory |prəˈmənətərɪ| — warning of future misfortune

prenatal |ˌpriːˈneɪtl| — occurring or existing before birth

prenotion  — foreknowledge.

prentice |ˈpren(t)əs| — works for an expert to learn a trade

preoccupancy  — the mental state of being preoccupied by something

preoccupation |prɪˌɑːkjʊˈpeɪʃn| — an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

preoccupied |prɪˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd| — deeply absorbed in thought

preoccupy |prɪˈɑːkjʊpaɪ| — engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

preoperative |priːˈɒp(ə)rətɪv| — happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation

preordain |ˌprɪɔːrˈdeɪn| — foreordain or determine beforehand

preordained |ˌprɪɔːrˈdeɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of preordain

preordination |ˈpriːˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən| — (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

prep |prep| — preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

prep-school  — (US) A private school intended to prepare its students to get into prestigious universities.

prepackage |prɪˈpækədʒ| — To enclose in packaging prior to being sold

prepackaged |prɪˈpækədʒd| — prepared and wrapped beforehand and ready for sale

prepacked |ˌpriːˈpækt| — prepared and wrapped beforehand and ready for sale

prepaid |ˌpriːˈpeɪd| — used especially of mail; paid in advance

preparation |ˌprepəˈreɪʃn| — the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

preparations |ˌprepəˈreɪʃənz| — plural form of preparation

preparative |priːˈpærʌtɪv| — preceding and preparing for something

preparatory |prɪˈpærətɔːrɪ| — preceding and preparing for something

prepare |prɪˈper| — make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

prepared |prɪˈperd| — having made preparations

preparedness |prɪˈperdnəs| — the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

preparer |prɪˈperər| — One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready.

prepay |prɪˈpeɪ| — pay for something before receiving it

prepayment |prɪˈpeɪmənt| — payment in advance

prepense |prɪˈpens| — Devised, contrived, or planned beforehand; preconceived, premeditated.

preplan |priːˈplæn| — To plan in advance

preponderance |prɪˈpɑːndərəns| — superiority in power or influence

preponderant |prɪˈpɑːndərənt| — having superior power and influence

preponderate |prɪˈpɒndəreɪt| — weigh more heavily

preposition |ˌprepəˈzɪʃn| — a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word

prepositional |ˌprepəˈzɪʃənəl| — of or relating to or formed with a preposition

prepositive |priːˈpɑːzɪtɪv| — Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.

prepossess |ˌpriːpəˈzes| — possess beforehand

prepossessed |ˌpriːpəˈzest| — Simple past tense and past participle of prepossess.

prepossessing |ˌpriːpəˈzesɪŋ| — creating a favorable impression

prepossession |ˌpriːpəˈzeʃən| — the condition of being prepossessed

preposterous |prɪˈpɑːstərəs| — so unreasonable as to invite derision

prepotency |prɪˈpəʊtnsiː| — the state of being predominant over others

prepotent |priːˈpəʊtənt| — Very powerful; superior in force, influence, or authority; predominant.

preppy |ˈprepɪ| — relating to things (such as clothing) that are typical of students at prep schools

preprandial |ˌpriːˈprændɪəl| — preceding a meal (especially dinner)

preprint |ˈpriːˌprɪnt| — A preliminary form of a scientific paper that has not yet been published in a journal.

preproduction |ˌpriːprəˈdʌkʃən| — All the preliminary arrangements that are made before the start of a project, especially before the filming of a movie.

prepuce |ˈpriːpjuːs| — a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

prerequisite |ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt| — something that is required in advance

prerogative |prɪˈrɑːɡətɪv| — a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

presage |ˈpresɪdʒ| — a foreboding about what is about to happen

presageful  — Full of presages; ominous.

presbyopia |ˌprezbɪˈəʊpɪə| — a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45

presbyter |ˈprezbədər| — an elder in the Presbyterian Church

presbyteral  — Of or pertaining to a presbyter or presbytery; presbyterial.

presbyterate  — A presbytery; also, presbytership.

presbyterial  — Presbyterian.

Presbyterian |ˌprezbɪˈtɪrərɪən| — a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church

presbytery |ˈprezbɪterɪ| — building reserved for the officiating clergy

preschool |ˈpriːskuːl| — an educational institution for children too young for elementary school

preschooler |ˈpriːˌskuːlər| — a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten

prescience |ˈpresɪəns| — the power to foresee the future

prescient |ˈpresɪənt| — perceiving the significance of events before they occur

prescind |prɪˈsɪnd| — To cut off, detach or separate something

prescribe |prɪˈskraɪb| — issue commands or orders for

prescribed |prɪˈskraɪbd| — set down as a rule or guide

prescribing |prɪˈskraɪbɪŋ| — Present participle of prescribe.

prescript |ˈpriːskrɪpt| — prescribed guide for conduct or action

prescription |prɪˈskrɪpʃn| — directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions

prescriptive |prɪˈskrɪptɪv| — pertaining to giving directives or rules

preselect |ˌpriːsɪˈlekt| — To select in advance.

preselection |ˌpriːsɪˈlekʃən| — (politics) The process by which a candidate for public office is selected, usually by a political party

preselector |priːsɪˈlektər| — Any of various radio switching or filtering devices

presence |ˈprezns| — the state of being present; current existence

present |ˈpreznt| — the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

present-day |ˌpreznt ˈdeɪ| — belonging to the present time

presentability  — The quality of being presentable; acceptable appearance.

presentable |prɪˈzentəbl| — fit to be seen

presentation |ˌpriːzenˈteɪʃn| — the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)

presentative |prəˈzen(t)ədɪv| — Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.

presented |prɪˈzentəd| — (mathematics, of a group) Having a specified presentation, or a presentation with specified properties.

presentee |prezənˈtiː| — A person who is presented, or to whom an award is given

presenter |prɪˈzentər| — someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)

presentiment |prɪˈzentɪmənt| — a feeling of evil to come

presenting |prəˈzentɪŋ| — Present participle of present.

presentive  — Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination.

presently |ˈprezntlɪ| — in the near future

presentment |prɪˈzentmənt| — an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative

preservation |ˌprezərˈveɪʃn| — the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

preservative |prɪˈzɜːrvətɪv| — a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

preserve |prɪˈzɜːrv| — a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

preserved |prəˈzɜːvd| — prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use

preserves |prəˈzɜːvz| — fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

preserving |prəˈzɜːvɪŋ| — Present participle of preserve.

preset |ˌpriːˈset| — set in advance

preside |prɪˈzaɪd| — act as president

presidency |ˈprezɪdənsɪ| — the tenure of a president

president |ˈprezɪdənt| — an executive officer of a firm or corporation

president-elect |ɪˈlekt| — A person who has been elected to a presidency but has not yet been inducted into office.

presidential |ˌprezəˈdentʃəl| — relating to a president or presidency

presidentship |ˈprezɪdəntʃɪp| — the office and function of president

presidio |prəˈsɪdɪˌəʊ| — a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings

presidium |prɪˈsɪdɪəm| — a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

press |pres| — the state of demanding notice or attention

press down |ˈpres ˈdaʊn| — press down

press on |ˈpres ɑːn| — continue moving forward

press out |ˈpres ˈaʊt| — extinguish by crushing

press-box |ˈpres bɑːks| — (sports) The section in a stadium or arena set aside for the press, or specifically for sportscasters.

press-conference |ˈpresˌkɒnfərəns| — A question and answer session with members of television, print and other media.

press-gang |ˈpres ɡæŋ| — A body of men employed to force others into military or naval service.

press-release |ˈpresrɪˈliːs| — An official written statement that is sent to the media so that it can be publicized.

press-up |ˈpres ˌəp| — an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms

pressed |ˈprest| — compacted by ironing

presser |ˈpresər| — (media, slang) A press release

pressing |ˈpresɪŋ| — the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

pressman |ˈpresmæn| — someone whose occupation is printing

pressmark |ˈpresmɑːrk| — a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location

pressroom |ˈpresˌruːm| — (US, politics) The room in a public building where press conferences are given

pressure |ˈpreʃər| — the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

pressure-cooker |ˈpreʃə kʊkər| — (cooking) A sealed cooking vessel that allows cooking in greater than atmospheric pressure and at a temperature above the boiling point of water.

pressure-gauge |ˈpreʃə ɡeɪdʒ| — An apparatus used to measure air pressure in a tyre.

pressurization |ˌpreʃərəˈzeɪʃən| — The act or process of increasing pressure within a volume of space.

pressurize |ˈpreʃəraɪz| — increase the pressure on a gas or liquid

pressurized |ˈpreʃəˌraɪzd| — Under pressure.

presswork |ˈpreswərk| — The operation of a printing press

prestidigitation |ˌprestɪˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪʃən| — manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

prestidigitator |ˌprestɪˈdɪdʒɪteɪtər| — someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

prestige |preˈstiːʒ| — a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

prestigious |preˈstɪdʒəs| — having an illustrious reputation; respected

presto |ˈprestəʊ| — suddenly

presumable |prɪˈzjuːməbəl| — capable of being inferred on slight grounds

presumably |prɪˈzuːməblɪ| — by reasonable assumption

presume |prɪˈzuːm| — take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

presumed |prəˈzuːmd| — simple past tense and past participle of presume

presumedly |prɪˈzuːmɪdliː| — In a way that is presumed; expectedly.

presuming |prəˈzuːmɪŋ| — Present participle of presume.

presumption |prɪˈzʌmpʃn| — an assumption that is taken for granted

presumptive |prɪˈzʌmptɪv| — having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance

presumptuous |prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəs| — excessively forward

presumptuously |prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəslɪ| — in a presumptuous manner

presumptuousness  — audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

presuppose |ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz| — take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

presupposition |ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃn| — the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)

pretence |ˈpriːtens| — a false or unsupportable quality

pretend |prɪˈtend| — the enactment of a pretense

pretended |prəˈtendəd| — adopted in order to deceive

pretender |prɪˈtendər| — a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)

pretending |prɪˈtendɪŋ| — the act of giving a false appearance

pretense |prɪˈtens| — the act of giving a false appearance

pretension |prɪˈtenʃn| — a false or unsupportable quality

pretentious |prɪˈtenʃəs| — (of a display) tawdry or vulgar

pretentiousness |prɪˈtenʃəsnəs| — lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

preterhuman |ˌpriːtərˈhjuːmən| — More than human.

preterit |ˈpretərɪt| — a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

preterite |ˈpredərət| — a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

preterition |ˌpriːtəˈrɪʃ(ə)n| — suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

preterm |ˌpriːˈtɜːrm| — Of a premature birth or baby.

pretermission |priːtərˈmɪʃən| — letting pass without notice

pretermit |ˌpriːtərˈmɪt| — disregard intentionally or let pass

preternatural |ˌpriːtərˈnætʃrəl| — surpassing the ordinary or normal

pretest |ˈpriːtest| — A preliminary test, given in advance of instruction or evaluation.

pretext |ˈpriːtekst| — something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

pretor |ˈpriːtər| — an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

pretorian  — characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality

pretrial |ˌprɪˈtrɑɪəl| — (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases

prettify |ˈprɪtɪfaɪ| — make more beautiful

prettily |ˈprɪtəlɪ| — in a pretty manner

prettiness |ˈprɪtɪnəs| — the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)

pretty |ˈprɪtɪ| — to certain extent or degree

pretty-pretty |ˈprɪtɪ prɪtɪ| — ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty

prevail |prɪˈveɪl| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

prevailing |prɪˈveɪlɪŋ| — most frequent or common

prevalence |ˈprevələns| — the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread

prevalent |ˈprevələnt| — most frequent or common

prevaricate |prɪˈværɪkeɪt| — be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

prevarication |prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃən| — a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

prevaricator |prɪˈværʌˌkeɪtər| — a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

prevenance |pɑːeɪvˈnɑːŋs| — A going before; anticipation in sequence or order.

prevent |prɪˈvent| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible

preventable |prɪˈventəbəl| — capable of being prevented

preventative |prəˈven(t)ədɪv| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

preventer |ˌprəˈven(t)ər| — One who, or that which, prevents.

prevention |prɪˈvenʃn| — the act of preventing

preventive |prɪˈventɪv| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

preview |ˈpriːvjuː| — an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

previous |ˈpriːvɪəs| — just preceding something else in time or order

previously |ˈpriːvɪəslɪ| — at an earlier time or formerly

previse |prɪˈvaɪz| — warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

prevision |ˌpriːˈvɪʒən| — a prophetic vision (as in a dream)

prewar |ˌprɪˈwɔːr| — existing or belonging to a time before a war

prexy |ˈpreksɪ| — the head administrative officer of a college or university

prey |preɪ| — a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

preying |ˈpreɪɪŋ| — Present participle of prey.

priapism |ˈpraɪəpɪzəm| — condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal

price |praɪs| — the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

price-list |ˈpraɪslɪst| — (business) A list of items for sale with their prices.

priced |ˈpraɪst| — simple past tense and past participle of price

priceless |ˈpraɪsləs| — having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth

pricey |ˈpraɪsɪ| — having a high price

pricing |ˈpraɪsɪŋ| — the evaluation of something in terms of its price

prick |prɪk| — insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

pricker |ˈprɪkər| — a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

pricket |ˈprɪkɪt| — a sharp metal spike to hold a candle

pricking |ˈprɪkɪŋ| — the act of puncturing with a small point

prickle |ˈprɪkl| — a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

prickling |ˈprɪkəlɪŋ| — a somatic sensation as from many tiny stings

prickly |ˈprɪklɪ| — very irritable

pride |praɪd| — a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

prideful  — having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

prie-dieu |ˈpriː djɜː| — low bench for kneeling on

priest |priːst| — a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

priest-ridden |ˈpriːst rɪdən| — dominated or plagued by priests.

priestcraft |ˈpriːstkræft| — a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs

priestess |ˈpriːstəs| — a woman priest

priesthood |ˈpriːsthʊd| — the body of ordained religious practitioners

priestling |ˈpriːstlɪŋ| — (derogatory) A petty, insignificant priest.

priestly |ˈpriːstlɪ| — associated with the priesthood or priests

prig |prɪɡ| — a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

priggish |ˈprɪɡɪʃ| — exaggeratedly proper

priggishness |ˈprɪɡɪʃnəs| — exaggerated and arrogant properness

prill |prɪl| — to flow, spurt

prim |prɪm| — assume a prim appearance

prima |ˈpriːmə| — used primarily as eating apples

primacy |ˈpraɪməsɪ| — the state of being first in importance

primadonna  — Alternative spelling of prima donna.

primaeval |praɪˈmiːvəl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

primage |ˈpraɪmɪdʒ| — (archaic) A payment made for loading or unloading a ship, or for care of goods during transit by ship.

primal |ˈpraɪml| — serving as an essential component

primarily |praɪˈmerəlɪ| — for the most part

primary |ˈpraɪmerɪ| — a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

primate |ˈpraɪmeɪt| — a senior clergyman and dignitary

primates |ˈpraɪˌmets| — an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

prime |praɪm| — a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself

prime-time |ˈpraɪmˌtaɪm| — (television, radio) The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00

primely |ˈpraɪmlɪ| — Primarily.

primer |ˈpraɪmər| — an introductory textbook

primeval |praɪˈmiːvl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

priming |ˈpraɪmɪŋ| — the act of making something ready

primitive |ˈprɪmətɪv| — a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization

primitivism |ˈprɪmɪtɪvɪzəm| — a wild or unrefined state

primly |ˈprɪmlɪ| — in a prissy manner

primness |ˈprɪmnəs| — excessive or affected modesty

primogenitor |praɪməˈdʒenɪtər| — an ancestor in the direct line

primogeniture |ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒenɪtʃər| — right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son

primordial |praɪˈmɔːrdɪəl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

primp |prɪmp| — dress or groom with elaborate care

primrose |ˈprɪmrəʊz| — any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads

primula |ˈprɪmjələ| — any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads

primus |ˈpraɪməs| — the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland

prince |prɪns| — a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

princedom |ˈprɪnsdəm| — the dignity or rank or position of a prince

princeling |ˈprɪnslɪŋ| — a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality

princely |ˈprɪnslɪ| — ostentatiously rich and superior in quality

princess |ˌprɪnˈses| — a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

principal |ˈprɪnsəpl| — the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

principality |ˌprɪnsɪˈpælətɪ| — territory ruled by a prince

principally |ˈprɪnsəplɪ| — for the most part

principalship  — the post of principal

principle |ˈprɪnsəpl| — a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

principled |ˈprɪnsəpld| — based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality

prink |prɪŋk| — dress very carefully and in a finicky manner

print |prɪnt| — the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication

printable |ˈprɪntəbl| — fit for publication because free of material that is morally or legally objectionable

printed |ˈprɪntəd| — Pertaining to something written or published.

printer |ˈprɪntər| — someone whose occupation is printing

printery |ˈprɪnt(ə)rɪ| — A printing works

printing |ˈprɪntɪŋ| — text handwritten in the style of printed matter

printing-house |ˈprɪntɪŋhaʊs| — A commercial company dealing in printing.

printing-press |ˈprɪntɪŋ pres| — A mechanical device used for printing text or images repeatedly.

printout |ˈprɪntaʊt| — the output of a computer in printed form

prints |ˈprɪnts| — plural form of print

printshop  — A shop where one can buy prints; a printseller's.

printworks |ˈprɪntwɜːrks| — A printing company, or the printing section of a publisher

prion |ˈpriːɑːn| — (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid; thought to be the agent responsible for scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system

prior |ˈpraɪər| — the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

priorate  — The dignity, office, or government of a prior.

prioress |ˈpraɪərɪs| — the superior of a group of nuns

prioritize |praɪˈɔːrətaɪz| — assign a priority to

priority |praɪˈɔːrətɪ| — status established in order of importance or urgency

priory |ˈpraɪərɪ| — religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress

prise |praɪz| — to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

prism |ˈprɪzəm| — a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms

prismatic |prɪzˈmætɪk| — exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism

prismatical  — Alternative form of prismatic.

prison |ˈprɪzn| — a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

prison-breaking |ˈprɪzn breɪkɪŋ| — an escape from jail

prison-guard  — (law enforcement) An armed person working to provide order, security, discipline, punishment, and prevent escapes of prisoners in a jail that answers to a warden

prisoned |ˈprɪzənd| — simple past tense and past participle of prison

prisoner |ˈprɪznər| — a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

pristine |ˈprɪstiːn| — completely free from dirt or contamination

prithee |ˈprɪðiː| — (archaic) Short for "I pray thee", i.e. Please.

privacy |ˈpraɪvəsɪ| — the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others

private |ˈpraɪvət| — an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

private-sector  — (business) All organizations in an economy or jurisdiction that are not controlled by government, including privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

privateer |ˌpraɪvəˈtɪr| — an officer or crew member of a privateer

privateering |ˌpraɪvəˈtɪərɪŋ| — Present participle of privateer.

privately |ˈpraɪvətlɪ| — kept private or confined to those intimately concerned

privates |ˈpraɪvəts| — external sex organ

privation |praɪˈveɪʃn| — a state of extreme poverty

privative |ˈprɪvədɪv| — Causing privation; depriving.

privatization |ˈpraɪvətəˈzeɪʃən| — changing something from state to private ownership or control

privatize |ˈpraɪvətaɪz| — change from governmental to private control or ownership

privatized |ˈpraɪvəˌtaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of privatize

privet |ˈprɪvɪt| — any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges

privilege |ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ| — a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all

privileged |ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd| — not subject to usual rules or penalties

privily |ˈprɪvɪlɪ| — confidentially or in secret

privity |ˈprɪvɪtiː| — (now rare, archaic) Privacy, secrecy.

privy |ˈprɪvɪ| — a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

prize |praɪz| — something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

prize-winning  — Alternative spelling of prizewinning.

prized |ˈpraɪzd| — Highly valued, cherished.

prizefight |ˈpraɪzfaɪt| — a boxing match between professional boxers for a cash prize

prizefighter |ˈpraɪzˌfaɪtər| — a professional boxer

prizefighting  — (sports) Professional boxing, in which two fighters compete for a prize.

prizeman |ˈpraɪzmən| — The (male) winner of a prize

prizewinner |ˈpraɪzwɪnər| — A person or thing that has won a prize.

prizewinning |ˈpraɪzˌwɪnɪŋ| — holding first place in a contest

pro |prəʊ| — an athlete who plays for pay

pro-life |prəʊˈlaɪf| — advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)

proa |ˈprəʊə| — (nautical) A sailing vessel found in the waters of Micronesia and Indonesia; it has a single, large outrigger and a triangular sail.

proactive |ˌprəʊˈæktɪv| — (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

probabilistic |ˌprɑːbəbɪˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism

probability |ˌprɑːbəˈbɪlətɪ| — a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

probable |ˈprɑːbəbl| — an applicant likely to be chosen

probably |ˈprɑːbəblɪ| — with considerable certainty; without much doubt

probate |ˈprəʊbeɪt| — a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate

probation |prəʊˈbeɪʃn| — a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership

probationary |prəˈbeɪʃən(ə)rɪ| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

probationer |prəʊˈbeɪʃnər| — a nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period

probative |prəʊˈbeɪtɪv| — tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

probatory  — tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

probe |prəʊb| — an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

probing |ˈprəʊbɪŋ| — diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation

probity |ˈprəʊbətɪ| — complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

problem |ˈprɑːbləm| — a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

problematic |ˌprɑːbləˈmætɪk| — open to doubt or debate

problematical |ˌprɑːbləˈmætɪkəl| — open to doubt or debate

problematically |ˌprɒbləˈmætɪkəlɪ| — in such a way as to pose a problem

problematist  — One who proposes problems.

proboscidean |ˌprɒbəˈsɪdɪən| — massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk

proboscidian |ˌprəʊbəˈsɪdɪən| — massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk

proboscis |prəˈbɑːsɪs| — the human nose (especially when it is large)

procedural |prəˈsiːdʒərəl| — of or relating to procedure

procedure |prəˈsiːdʒər| — a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

proceed |prəʊˈsiːd| — continue talking

proceeding |prəˈsiːdɪŋ| — (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

proceedings |prəˈsiːdɪŋz| — (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

proceeds |ˈprəʊsiːdz| — the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

process |ˈprɑːses| — a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

process-server |ˈprəʊsɪs sɜːvər| — someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant

processed |ˈprɑsest| — subjected to a special process or treatment

processing |ˈprəʊsesɪŋ| — preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

procession |prəˈseʃn| — (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

processional |prəˈseʃənl| — religious music used in a procession

processor |ˈprɑːsesər| — a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market

proclaim |prəˈkleɪm| — declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles

proclamation |ˌprɑːkləˈmeɪʃn| — a formal public statement

proclitic |ˌprəʊˈklɪtɪk| — (linguistics) A clitic which phonetically joins with the following word. In English, the dialectal form t' is an example. In Arabic, conjunctions and prepositions that have only one letter, such as Ùˆ (wa-), always attach as a prefix to the following wo

proclivity |prəˈklɪvətɪ| — a natural inclination

proconsul |ˌprəʊˈkɒnsəl| — an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power

proconsular |ˌprəʊˈkɒnsjʊlər| — of or relating to or typical of a proconsul

proconsulate |prəʊˈkɒnsjʊlət| — the position of proconsul

procrastinate |prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt| — postpone doing what one should be doing

procrastinated |prəʊˈkræstɪneɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of procrastinate

procrastination |prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃn| — the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time

procreant  — That procreates

procreate |ˈprəʊkrɪeɪt| — have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

procreation |ˌprəʊkrɪˈeɪʃən| — the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

procreative  — producing new life or offspring

procreator  — One who procreates; a father or mother.

proctor |ˈprɑːktər| — someone who supervises (an examination)

proctorial |prɒkˈtɔːrɪəl| — Of or pertaining to a proctor or to the office of proctorship.

proctorship |ˈprɒktəʃɪp| — the position of proctor

proctoscope |ˈprɑːktəˌskəʊp| — an endoscope for examining the rectum

procumbent |prəʊˈkʌmbənt| — having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots

procurable |prəˈkjʊərəbəl| — capable of being obtained

procurance  — the act of getting possession of something

procuration |ˌprɑːkjʊˈreɪʃən| — The act of procuring; procurement.

procurator |ˈprɒkjʊreɪtər| — a person authorized to act for another

procuratory  — Tending to, or authorizing, procuration.

procure |prəˈkjʊr| — get by special effort

procurement |prəˈkjʊrmənt| — the act of getting possession of something

procurer |prəˈkjʊərə| — someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

procuress |ˈprɒkjʊrɪs| — a woman pimp

procuring |prɒˈkjʊrɪŋ| — Present participle of procure.

prod |prɑːd| — a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

prodigal |ˈprɑːdɪɡl| — a recklessly extravagant consumer

prodigality |ˌprɒdɪˈɡælɪtɪ| — the trait of spending extravagantly

prodigally |ˈprɒdɪɡəlɪ| — to a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree

prodigious |prəˈdɪdʒəs| — so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

prodigy |ˈprɑːdədʒɪ| — an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration

prodrome |ˈprəʊdrəʊm| — an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur

produce |prəˈduːs| — fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market

produced |prəˈduːst| — simple past tense and past participle of produce

producer |prəˈduːsər| — someone who manufactures something

producible |prəˈdjuːsɪbəl| — Able to be produced

producing |prəˈduːsɪŋ| — Present participle of produce.

product |ˈprɑːdʌkt| — commodities offered for sale

production |prəˈdʌkʃn| — the act or process of producing something

productive |prəˈdʌktɪv| — yielding positive results

productively |prəˈdəktɪvlɪ| — in a productive way

productiveness  — the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

productivity |ˌprɑːdʌkˈtɪvətɪ| — the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

proem |ˈprəʊem| — An introduction, preface or preamble.

prof |prɑːf| — someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

profanation |ˌprɒfəˈneɪʃən| — blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

profane |prəˈfeɪn| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

profanity |prəˈfænətɪ| — vulgar or irreverent speech or action

profess |prəˈfes| — practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

professed |prəˈfest| — professing to be qualified

professedly |prəˈfestlɪ| — with pretense or intention to deceive

profession |prəˈfeʃn| — the body of people in a learned occupation

professional |prəˈfeʃənl| — a person engaged in one of the learned professions

professionalism |prəˈfeʃənəlɪzəm| — the expertness characteristic of a professional person

professionalization  — the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

professionalize |prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz| — become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

professionally |prəˈfeʃənəlɪ| — in a professional manner

professor |prəˈfesər| — someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

professorate |prəˈfesərɪt| — professorship

professorial |ˌprɒfəˈsɔːrɪəl| — relating to or characteristic of professors

professoriate |ˌprəʊfɪˈsɔːriːɪt| — The office of a professor; professorship

professorship |prəˈfesərˌʃɪp| — the position of professor

proffer |ˈprɑːfər| — a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

proficiency |prəˈfɪʃnsɪ| — the quality of having great facility and competence

proficient |prəˈfɪʃnt| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

profile |ˈprəʊfaɪl| — an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics

profiled |ˈprəʊfaɪld| — simple past tense and past participle of profile

profiling |ˈprəʊfaɪlɪŋ| — recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people

profit |ˈprɑːfɪt| — the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

profit-sharing |ˈprɒfɪt ʃeərɪŋ| — A system in which some of the profit of an enterprise are divided among the workers, giving them an incentive for profits without an equity interest.

profitability |ˌprɑːfətəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit

profitable |ˈprɑːfɪtəbl| — yielding material gain or profit

profitableness  — the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome

profitably |ˈprɑːfətəblɪ| — in a productive way

profiteer |ˌprɑːfəˈtɪr| — someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)

profiteering |ˌprɑːfəˈtɪrɪŋ| — Present participle of profiteer.

profitless |ˈprɑːfɪtləs| — without profit or reward

profligacy |ˈprɒflɪˌɡæsɪ| — the trait of spending extravagantly

profligate |ˈprɑːflɪɡət| — a dissolute man in fashionable society

profluvium  — A copious discharge of fluid (especially of a bodily fluid)

profound |prəˈfaʊnd| — of the greatest intensity; complete

profoundly |prəˈfaʊndlɪ| — to a great depth psychologically or emotionally

profoundness |prəˈfaʊndnɪs| — extremeness of degree

profundity |prəˈfʌndətɪ| — wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

profuse |prəˈfjuːs| — produced or growing in extreme abundance

profusely |prəˈfjuːslɪ| — in an abundant manner

profusion |prəˈfjuːʒn| — the property of being extremely abundant

prog |prɑːɡ| — Abbreviation of progressive.

progenitive |prəʊˈdʒenɪtɪv| — Being able to produce offspring, reproductive

progenitor |prəʊˈdʒenɪtər| — an ancestor in the direct line

progenitress |prəʊˈdʒenɪtrɪs| — a female progenitor

progeny |ˈprɑːdʒənɪ| — the immediate descendants of a person

progesterone |prəˈdʒestərəʊn| — a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy

prognathic  — having a projecting lower jaw

prognathous |prɑːɡˈnəʊs| — having a projecting lower jaw

prognoses |prɒɡˈnəʊsiːz| — plural form of prognosis

prognosis |prɑːɡˈnəʊsɪs| — a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

prognostic |prɑːɡˈnɑːstɪk| — a sign of something about to happen

prognosticate |ˌprɑːɡˈnɑːstəˌket| — make a prediction about; tell in advance

prognosticated |ˌprɑːɡˈnɑːstəˌketəd| — simple past tense and past participle of prognosticate

prognostication |prɑːɡˌnɑːstɪˈkeɪʃn| — a sign of something about to happen

program |ˈprəʊɡræm| — a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

program-music |ˈprəʊɡræmˌmjuːzɪk| — (music) A form of art music that attempts to convey a scene, image, or mood.

programmable |ˈprəʊɡræməbəl| — Capable of being programmed.

programmatic |ˌprəʊɡrəˈmætɪk| — of, or relating to a step-by-step program, especially a computer program

programme |ˈprəʊɡræm| — an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event

programmed |ˈprəʊɡræmd| — Simple past tense and past participle of program.

programmer |ˈprəʊɡræmər| — a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs

programming |ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ| — setting an order and time for planned events

progress |ˈprɑːɡres| — gradual improvement or growth or development

progressing |prəˈɡresɪŋ| — Present participle of progress.

progression |prəˈɡreʃn| — a series with a definite pattern of advance

progressionist |prəˈɡreʃənɪst| — An advocate of social progress, ideally towards perfection

progressist |ˈprɑːɡresɪst| — One who makes or supports progress; a progressionist.

progressive |prəˈɡresɪv| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

progressively |praˈɡresɪvlɪ| — advancing in amount or intensity

progressivism  — the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society

progressivist  — An advocate of progressivism.

prohibit |prəˈhɪbɪt| — command against

prohibited |prəˈhɪbɪtɪd| — excluded from use or mention

prohibiting |prəˈhɪbɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of prohibit.

prohibition |ˌprəʊəˈbɪʃn| — a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages

prohibitionist |ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst| — a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

prohibitive |prəˈhɪbətɪv| — tending to discourage (especially of prices)

prohibitively |prəˈhɪbətɪvlɪ| — to a prohibitive degree

prohibitory |prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ| — tending to discourage (especially of prices)

project |ˈprɑːdʒekt| — any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

projected |prəˈdʒektɪd| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

projectile |prəˈdʒektl| — a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

projecting |prəˈdʒektɪŋ| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

projection |prəˈdʒekʃn| — a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations

projectionist |prəˈdʒekʃənɪst| — the person who operates the projector in a movie house

projective |prəˈjektɪv| — projecting outward

projector |prəˈdʒektər| — an optical device for projecting a beam of light

prolapse |ˈprəʊlæps| — the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

prolapsus |ˈprəʊlæpsəs| — the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

prolate |ˈprəʊleɪt| — rounded like an egg

prole |prəʊl| — a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

prolegomena |ˌprəʊleˈɡɒmɪnə| — plural form of prolegomenon An introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form.

prolegomenon |ˌprəʊlɪˈɡɒmɪnən| — a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise

proletarian |ˌprəʊləˈterɪən| — a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

proletarianization |ˌprəʊlɪteərɪənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — The act or process of making something proletarian.

proletariat |ˌprəʊlɪˈteərɪət| — a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

proletariate |ˌprəʊlɪˈteərɪət| — Alternative spelling of proletariat.

proletary |ˈprəʊlɪˌteriː| — A proletarian.

proliferate |prəˈlɪfəreɪt| — grow rapidly

proliferating |prəˈlɪfəreɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of proliferate.

proliferation |prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃn| — growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

proliferous |prəˈlɪfərəs| — producing many offspring; prolific or proliferative

prolific |prəˈlɪfɪk| — intellectually productive

prolificacy |prəʊˈlɪfɪkəsɪ| — the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

prolix |ˈprəʊlɪks| — tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

prolixity |prəʊˈlɪksɪtɪ| — boring verbosity

prolocutor |prəʊˈlɑːkjətər| — A spokesman (person who speaks on behalf of others)

prolog |prɒˈlɑːɡ| — a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing

prologize |ˈprəʊlɔːˌɡaɪz| — write or speak a prologue

prologue |ˈprəʊlɔːɡ| — an introduction to a play

prologuize  — write or speak a prologue

prolong |prəˈlɔːŋ| — lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

prolongate  — To prolong or lengthen

prolongation |ˌprəʊlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən| — the act of prolonging something

prolonged |prəˈlɔːŋd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

prolusion |prəˈljuːʒən| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

prom |prɑːm| — a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year

promenade |ˌprɑːməˈneɪd| — a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year

Prometheus |prəˈmiːθɪəs| — (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him

prominence |ˈprɑːmɪnəns| — the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

prominency |ˈprɒmɪnənsɪ| — Prominence.

prominent |ˈprɑːmɪnənt| — having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

prominently |ˈprɑːmənəntlɪ| — in a prominent way

promiscuity |ˌprɑːməsˈkjuːətɪ| — indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

promiscuous |prəˈmɪskjʊəs| — not selective of a single class or person

promiscuousness  — indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

promise |ˈprɑːmɪs| — a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

promised |ˈprɑːməst| — simple past tense and past participle of promise

promisee |prɑːmɪˈsiː| — a person to whom a promise is made

promiser  — a person who makes a promise

promising |ˈprɑːmɪsɪŋ| — showing possibility of achievement or excellence

promisor |ˈprɒmɪsə| — a person who makes a promise

promissory |ˈprɑːməˌsɔːrɪ| — relating to or having the character of a promise

promo |ˈprəʊməʊ| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

promontory |ˈprɑːməntɔːrɪ| — a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

promote |prəˈməʊt| — contribute to the progress or growth of

promoted |prəˈməʊtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of promote

promoter |prəˈməʊtər| — someone who is an active supporter and advocate

promotion |prəˈməʊʃn| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

promotional |prəˈməʊʃənl| — of or relating to serving as publicity

promotive  — tending to further or encourage

prompt |prɑːmpt| — a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)

prompter |ˈprɑːmptər| — someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech

prompting |ˈprɑːmptɪŋ| — persuasion formulated as a suggestion

promptitude |ˈprɒmptɪtjuːd| — the characteristic of doing things without delay

promptly |ˈprɑːmptlɪ| — with little or no delay

promptness |ˈprɒmptnəs| — the characteristic of doing things without delay

promulgate |ˈprɑːmlɡeɪt| — state or announce

promulgation |ˌprɒməlˈɡeɪʃən| — a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen

pronate |ˈprəʊneɪt| — turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards

prone |prəʊn| — having a tendency (to); often used in combination

proneness |ˈprəʊnnəs| — being disposed to do something

prong |prɔːŋ| — a pointed projection

pronged |ˈprɒŋd| — having prongs or tines; usually used in combination

pronominal |prəʊˈnɑːmɪnl| — a phrase that functions as a pronoun

pronoun |ˈprəʊnaʊn| — a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase

pronounce |prəˈnaʊns| — speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

pronounceable |prəˈnaʊnsəbəl| — capable of being uttered or pronounced

pronounced |prəˈnaʊnst| — strongly marked; easily noticeable

pronouncedly |prəˈnaʊnstlɪ| — In a pronounced manner; markedly, distinctively. [from 18th c.]

pronouncement |prəˈnaʊnsmənt| — an authoritative declaration

pronouncing |prəˈnaʊnsɪŋ| — Present participle of pronounce.

pronto |ˈprɑːntəʊ| — in a punctual manner

pronunciamento |prəˌnʌnsɪəˈmentəʊ| — a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

pronunciation |prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn| — the manner in which someone utters a word

proof |pruːf| — any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

proof-read |ˈpruːˌfrɪd| — Alternative spelling of proofread.

proof-reader |ˈpruːfriːdər| — Alternative spelling of proofreader.

proof-reading |ˈpruːˌfrɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of proof-read.

proofread |ˈpruːfriːd| — read for errors

proofreader |ˈpruːfriːdər| — someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections

proofreading |ˈpruːˌfrɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of proofread.

prop |prɑːp| — a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

propaedeutic |ˌprəʊpɪˈduːtɪk| — a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

propaedeutical |ˌprəʊpiːˈdjuːtɪkəl| — Alternative form of propaedeutic.

propaedeutics |ˌprəʊpiːˈdjuːtɪks| — a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

propaganda |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændə| — information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

propagandist |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændɪst| — a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government

propagandistic |ˌprɑːpəɡənˈdɪstɪk| — of or relating to or characterized by propaganda

propagandize |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændaɪz| — subject to propaganda

propagate |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪt| — transmit from one generation to the next

propagation |ˌprɑːpəˈɡeɪʃən| — the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

propagator |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪtər| — someone who propagates plants (as under glass)

propane |ˈprəʊpeɪn| — colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel

propel |prəˈpel| — cause to move forward with force

propellant |prəˈpelənt| — any substance that propels

propellent |prəˈpelənt| — any substance that propels

propeller |prəˈpelər| — a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

propelling |prəˈpelɪŋ| — tending to or capable of propelling

propensity |prəˈpensətɪ| — an inclination to do something

proper |ˈprɑːpər| — having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

properly |ˈprɑːpərlɪ| — in the right manner; correctly; suitably

propertied |ˈprɑːpərtɪd| — owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue

properties |ˈprɑːpərtɪz| — plural form of property

property |ˈprɑːpərtɪ| — something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

property-owning |ˈprɒpətɪˈəʊnɪŋ| — owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue

prophecy |ˈprɑːfəsɪ| — knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

prophesy |ˈprɑːfəsaɪ| — predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

prophesying |ˈprɒfɪsaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of prophesy.

prophet |ˈprɑːfɪt| — an authoritative person who divines the future

prophetess |ˈprɑːfətes| — a woman prophet

prophetic |prəˈfetɪk| — foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

prophetical |prəˈfetɪkəl| — foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

prophetically |prəˈfetɪkəlɪ| — in a prophetic manner

prophylactic |ˌprəʊfəˈlæktɪk| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

prophylaxis |ˌprɑːfɪˈlæksɪs| — the prevention of disease

propinquity |prəˈpɪŋkwətɪ| — the property of being close together

propitiate |prəˈpɪʃɪeɪt| — make peace with

propitiation |prəˌpɪʃɪˈeɪʃən| — the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

propitiator |prəˈpɪʃɪeɪtə| — One who propitiates or appeases.

propitiatory |prəˈpɪʃɪətərɪ| — intended to reconcile or appease

propitious |prəˈpɪʃəs| — presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

propitiousness  — the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result

propolis |ˈprɑːpəlɪs| — An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives.

propone |prəˈpəʊn| — (Scotland) to propose or put forward for discussion or consideration

proponent |prəˈpəʊnənt| — a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

proportion |prəˈpɔːrʃn| — the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

proportionable |prəˈpɔːrʃnəbəl| — proportionate

proportional |prəˈpɔːrʃənl| — one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

proportionality |prəˌpɔːrʃəˈnælətɪ| — a ratio of two quantities that is constant

proportionally |prəˈpɔːrʃənəlɪ| — to a proportionate degree

proportionate |prəˈpɔːrʃənət| — agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree

proportionately |prəˈpɔːrʃənətlɪ| — to a proportionate degree

proportions |prəˈpɔːrʃənz| — plural form of proportion

proposal |prəˈpəʊzl| — something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

propose |prəˈpəʊz| — make a proposal, declare a plan for something

proposed |prəˈpəʊzd| — simple past tense and past participle of propose

proposer |prəˈpəʊzər| — someone who advances a suggestion or proposal

proposition |ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃn| — (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

propositional |ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən| — Relating to, or limited to, propositions.

propound |prəˈpaʊnd| — put forward, as of an idea

propraetor |prəʊˈpriːtər| — A magistrate of ancient Rome who governed a province after serving as a praetor in Rome.

propretor  — Alternative spelling of proprætor.

proprietary |prəˈpraɪəterɪ| — an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

proprieties |prəˈpraɪətɪz| — plural form of propriety

proprietor |prəˈpraɪətər| — (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

proprietorship |prəˈpraɪətərˌʃɪp| — an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

proprietress |prəˈpraɪətres| — a woman proprietor

propriety |prəˈpraɪətɪ| — correct or appropriate behavior

props |ˈprɑːps| — proper respect

propulsion |prəˈpʌlʃn| — a propelling force

propulsive |prəˈpʌlsɪv| — tending to or capable of propelling

prorate |ˈprɒˈreɪt| — make a proportional settlement or distribution

proration |ˈprɒˈreɪʃən| — the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

prorogation |ˌprəʊrəˈɡeɪʃən| — discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it

prorogue |prəʊˈrəʊɡ| — hold back to a later time

prosaic |prəˈzeɪɪk| — not fanciful or imaginative

prosaical  — Alternative form of prosaic.

prosaically |prəˈzeɪɪkəlɪ| — in a matter-of-fact manner

prosaicism  — The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner or style.

prosaism |prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm| — A manner, quality, expression, style, phrase or word that is prosaic.

prosaist |ˈprəʊzeɪɪst| — A person who writes prose

proscenia |prəʊˈsiːnjə| — plural form of proscenium

proscenium |prəˈsiːnɪəm| — the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)

proscribe |prəʊˈskraɪb| — command against

proscribed |prəʊsˈkraɪb| — excluded from use or mention

proscription |prəʊˈskrɪpʃn| — a decree that prohibits something

prose |prəʊz| — ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

prosector |prəʊˈsektər| — A person who prepares a body for dissection by students, or dissects them as demonstrations

prosecute |ˈprɑːsɪkjuːt| — conduct a prosecution in a court of law

prosecution |ˌprɑːsɪˈkjuːʃn| — the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior

prosecutor |ˈprɑːsɪkjuːtər| — a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

proselyte |ˈprɒsəlaɪt| — a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism

proselytize |ˈprɑːsələtaɪz| — convert to another faith or religion

proser  — One who talks or writes tediously.

prosily |ˈprəʊzɪlɪ| — in a prosy manner

prosiness |ˈprəʊzɪnəs| — commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting

prosody |ˈprɑːsədɪ| — the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

prosopopeia  — Alternative form of prosopopoeia.

prosopopoeia |prəʊˌsəʊpəˈpiːə| — representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

prospect |ˈprɑːspekt| — the possibility of future success

prospective |prəˈspektɪv| — of or concerned with or related to the future

prospector |ˈprɒˌspektər| — someone who explores an area for mineral deposits

prospects |ˈprɑːspekts| — plural form of prospect

prospectus |prəˈspektəs| — a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise

prosper |ˈprɑːspər| — make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance

prosperity |prɑːˈsperətɪ| — an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

prosperous |ˈprɑːspərəs| — in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

prostaglandin |ˌprɒstəˈɡlændɪn| — a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity

prostate |ˈprɑːsteɪt| — a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen

prosthesis |prɑːsˈθiːsɪs| — corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body

prosthetic |prɑːsˈθetɪk| — of or relating to prosthetics

prosthetics |prɑːsˈθetɪks| — the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts

prosthetist |ˈprɒsθɪtɪst| — an expert in prosthetics

prostitute |ˈprɑːstətuːt| — a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

prostitution |ˌprɑːstəˈtuːʃn| — offering sexual intercourse for pay

prostrate |ˈprɑːstreɪt| — get into a prostrate position, as in submission

prostrated |prɒˈstreɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of prostrate

prostration |prɑːˈstreɪʃn| — an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

prostyle |ˈprəʊstaɪl| — marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure

prosy |ˈprəʊzɪ| — lacking wit or imagination

protactinium |ˌprəʊtækˈtɪnɪəm| — a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead

protagonist |prəˈtæɡənɪst| — a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

protases |ˈprɒtəsɪz| — plural form of protasis

protasis |ˈprɑːtəsɪs| — the first part of a play, in which the setting and characters are introduced

protean |ˈprəʊtɪən| — taking on different forms

protect |prəˈtekt| — shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

protected |prəˈtektəd| — guarded from injury or destruction

protecting |prəˈtektɪŋ| — shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort

protection |prəˈtekʃn| — the activity of protecting someone or something

protectionism |prəˈtekʃənɪzəm| — the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition

protectionist |prəˈtekʃənəst| — an advocate of protectionism

protective |prəˈtektɪv| — showing care

protector |prəˈtektər| — a person who cares for persons or property

protectorate |prəˈtektərət| — a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty

protectorship |prəˈtektəʃɪp| — the position of protector

protectress |prəˈtektrɪs| — A female protector.

protege |ˈprɒtəʒeɪ| — a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career

protegee |ˈprɒtəʒeɪ| — a woman protege

protein |ˈprəʊtiːn| — any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk a

proteinaceous  — relating to or of the nature of protein

protest |ˈprəʊtest| — a formal and solemn declaration of objection

Protestant |ˈprɑːtɪstənt| — an adherent of Protestantism

Protestantism |ˈprɑːtɪstəntɪzəm| — the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation

protestantize |ˈprɒtɪstəntaɪz| — To convert to Protestantism.

protestation |ˌprɑːtəˈsteɪʃn| — a formal and solemn declaration of objection

protester |prəˈtestər| — a person who dissents from some established policy

protestor  — Alternative spelling of protester.

Proteus |ˈprəʊtiːəs| — (Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will

prothesis |ˈprɒθɪsɪs| — (linguistics) The prepending of phonemes at the beginning of a word without changing its morphological structure, as in nother, from other (“a whole nother thing"), or Spanish esfera from Latin sphaera (“sphere").

protista |prəʊˈtɪstə| — eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae

protocol |ˈprəʊtəkɔːl| — (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data

proton |ˈprəʊtɑːn| — a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron

protoplasm |ˈprəʊtəplæzəm| — the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)

protoplasmatic |ˌprəʊtəʊplæzˈmætɪk| — (cytology) Of or relating to protoplasm.

protoplasmic |ˌprəʊtəʊˈplæzmɪk| — (cytology) Of or relating to protoplasm.

protoplast |ˈprəʊtəplæst| — a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts

protoplastic |ˌprəʊtəʊˈplæstɪk| — of, or relating to protoplast

prototype |ˈprəʊtətaɪp| — a standard or typical example

prototypical |ˈprəʊtətaɪp| — representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

protoxide |prəʊˈtɑːksaɪd| — (obsolete, chemistry) the oxide of a particular element (that has multiple oxides) having the smallest proportion of oxygen

protozoa |ˌprəʊtəˈzəʊə| — in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers

protozoan |ˌprəʊtəˈzəʊən| — any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic

protozoology |ˌprəʊtəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ| — the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

protract |prəˈtrakt| — lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

protracted |prəˈtræktɪd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

protractedly |prəˈtræktɪdlɪ| — in a slow, leisurely or prolonged way

protractile |prəʊˈtræktɪl| — able to be extended

protraction |prəˈtrækʃən| — the consequence of being lengthened in duration

protractor |prəˈtræktər| — drafting instrument used to draw or measure angles

protrude |prəʊˈtruːd| — extend out or project in space

protruding |prəˈtruːdɪŋ| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

protrusion |prəʊˈtruːʒn| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

protrusive |prəˈtruːsɪv| — thrusting outward

protuberance |prəʊˈtuːbərəns| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

protuberant |prəʊˈtuːbərənt| — curving outward

protuberate  — cause to bulge out or project

proud |praʊd| — having or displaying great dignity or nobility

proud-hearted  — Very proud

proudly |ˈprɑʊdlɪ| — with pride; in a proud manner

provable |ˈpruːvəbəl| — capable of being demonstrated or proved

prove |pruːv| — be shown or be found to be

proven |ˈpruːvən| — established beyond doubt

provenance |ˈprɑːvənəns| — where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

Provencal |ˌprəʊvənˈsɑːl| — the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)

provender |ˈprɒvɪndər| — food for domestic livestock

provenience |prəˈviːnɪəns| — where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

proverb |ˈprɑːvɜːrb| — a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

proverbial |prəˈvɜːrbɪəl| — widely known and spoken of

provide |prəˈvaɪd| — give something useful or necessary to

provided |prəˈvaɪdɪd| — Only if (the stipulation that follows is true).

providence |ˈprɑːvɪdəns| — the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University

provident |ˈprɑːvɪdənt| — careful in regard to your own interests

providential |ˌprɑːvɪˈdenʃl| — peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention

providently |ˈprɒvɪdəntlɪ| — in a provident manner

provider |prəˈvaɪdər| — someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

providing |prəˈvaɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of provide.

province |ˈprɑːvɪns| — the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

provinces |ˈprɑːvənsəz| — plural form of province

provincial |prəˈvɪnʃl| — (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order

provincialism |prəˈvɪnʃlɪzəm| — a lack of sophistication

provincialist  — One who lives in a province; a provincial.

provinciality |prəˌvɪnʃiːˈælɪtiː| — The quality of being provincial.

provincialize |prəˈvɪnʃəlaɪz| — To render provincial; to reduce or allot to provinces.

proving |ˈpruːvɪŋ| — Present participle of prove.

provision |prəˈvɪʒn| — a stipulated condition

provisional |prəˈvɪʒənl| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

provisions |prəˈvɪʒənz| — a stock or supply of foods

proviso |prəˈvaɪzəʊ| — a stipulated condition

provisory |prəˈvaɪzərɪ| — subject to a proviso

provitamin |prəʊˈvaɪtəmɪn| — vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues

provocation |ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃn| — unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

provocative |prəˈvɑːkətɪv| — intentionally arousing sexual desire

provoke |prəˈvəʊk| — call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

provoker  — someone who deliberately foments trouble

provoking |prəˈvəʊkɪŋ| — causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

provost |ˈprəʊvəʊst| — a high-ranking university administrator

prow |praʊ| — front part of a vessel or aircraft

prowess |ˈpraʊəs| — a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

prowl |praʊl| — the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)

prowler |ˈpraʊlər| — someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

proximal |ˈprɑːksɪməl| — situated nearest to point of attachment or origin

proximate |ˈprɑːksɪmət| — very close in space or time

proximity |prɑːkˈsɪmətɪ| — the property of being close together

proximo |ˈprɑːksɪməʊ| — in or of the next month after the present

proxy |ˈprɑːksɪ| — a person authorized to act for another

prude |pruːd| — a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

prudence |ˈpruːdns| — discretion in practical affairs

prudent |ˈpruːdnt| — careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

prudential |pruːˈdentʃəl| — arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters

prudery |ˈpruːdərɪ| — excessive or affected modesty

prudish |ˈpruːdɪʃ| — exaggeratedly proper

prune |pruːn| — dried plum

prunella |pruːˈnelə| — small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers

pruner |ˈpruːnər| — a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs

pruning |ˈpruːnɪŋ| — something that has been pruned off of a plant

prurience |ˈprʊərɪəns| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

pruriency |ˈprʊərɪənsɪ| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

prurient |ˈprʊrɪənt| — characterized by lust

pruritus |prʊˈraɪtəs| — an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)

Prussian |ˈprʌʃən| — a German inhabitant of Prussia

prussiate  — (chemistry, obsolete) A ferricyanide, ferrocyanide or cyanide.

pry |praɪ| — a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

prying |ˈpraɪɪŋ| — offensive inquisitiveness

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